Pia Sundhage leaves U.S. for Sweden

September 1, 2012
By Associated Press
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The U.S. women's soccer team's post-Olympic victory tour also will be a goodbye tour.

Pia Sundhage is stepping down as U.S. coach and will take over Sweden's team after leading the Americans to back-to-back gold medals and their first World Cup final in 12 years. The announcement of her departure Saturday came just a few hours before the U.S. women began their "victory tour" with an 8-0 victory against Costa Rica in the hometown of star Abby Wambach.

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